A2's Latest Content on Big Data
posted in August 2016
21 items
Data Pros Move to the Front of the Payroll Line
James M. Connolly  
8/31/2016   13 comments
If the analytics sector needs a virtual pat on the back, they can find it in the 2017 salary projections released by Robert Half Technology.
The Demand Signal Management Proposition...
Charlie Chase  
8/31/2016   2 comments
While the availability and collection of data are compelling companies to invest in demand signal management solutions to support their planning processes, many have not gotten the return on their investment. However, others are realizing that the real value is in visualization, exploration, and predictive analytics.
When Algorithms Go Astray
James M. Connolly  
8/30/2016   24 comments
The tale of a decade-old algorithm should raise concerns about how data and algorithms get reused in unexpected ways.
SAS 360 Engage: A/B testing and algorithmic segmentation
Suneel Grover  
8/29/2016   2 comments
A closer look at SAS 360 Engage, which enables organizations to interact with consumers by allowing them to create, manage and deliver digital content over web and mobile channels.
What You Should Know About Machine-Aided Analytics
Lisa Morgan  
8/29/2016   25 comments
It's a new world out there when it comes to analytics, and the old if/then model is no longer a sure thing.
Do You Make Music With Data?
James M. Connolly  
8/25/2016   18 comments
There are surprising similarities between a successful data strategy and the painful process of getting music published and on the air.
If You Lived Here, You’d Be Home Now
Ariella Brown  
8/24/2016   25 comments
A data-driven real estate application helps people find homes that are within a short commute to jobs that they might like.
Proof, There's Real Value in That Data
James M. Connolly  
8/22/2016   12 comments
All that conference talk about finding value in big data is being reflected in realworld results in corporate environments.
The Benefits of Artificial Intelligence
Polly Mitchell-Guthrie  
8/19/2016   21 comments
Learn how artificial intelligence is contributing to the good of society and making our lives better. Presentations at Analytics Experience.
Execs Get Creative in Grooming Data Science Talent
James M. Connolly  
8/19/2016   22 comments
Forget the unicorn, there are ways to groom data scientists without searching everywhere for the rare candidate who offers deep technical experience, an analytical mindset, and rich business experience. Listen to what these analytics executives have to say.
SAS Analytics Experience: No Barriers
James M. Connolly  
8/18/2016   2 comments
The upcoming SAS Analytics Experience in Las Vegas reflects some key changes in how analytics are positioned in an organization and data's role in many different job types.
Common Biases That Skew Analytics
Lisa Morgan  
8/17/2016   20 comments
Part of any analysis has to be a sanity check to understand where the data may reflect any number of different types of bias.
Big Data: Let's Stay Focused
James M. Connolly  
8/12/2016   9 comments
It seems that the tech and business sectors are drifting back toward an emphasis on the "big" in big data when they should be thinking "analytics."
Big Data: An Art Form in Itself?
Charlotte Erdmann  
8/11/2016   7 comments
When we hear the words ‘big data’, we tend to think of vast databases, complex algorithms and endless links between mountains of information. Interestingly, however, big data is also suitable for art, and vice versa.
Open Source Opens the Advancement of Analytics
Pierre DeBois  
8/9/2016   2 comments
O’Reilly Media’s OSCON featured how open source is influencing business operations at every level. Analytics practitioners looking to manage advance tactics should pay attention to the lessons learned.
A2 Radio: The Changing Landscape of Data Science
James M. Connolly  
8/8/2016   1 comment
All Analytics Radio looks at what universities are doing to help stem the projected shortage of data scientists, and to help prepare young people for careers in the analytics field.
SAS 360 Engage: Delivering Blue-Box Predictive Personalization
Suneel Grover  
8/8/2016   1 comment
The promises of cloud-based marketing analytics suppliers raise the question of whether a data scientist is necessary for personalization and, if so, what their role should be.
Privacy Vs Security In A Big Data World
Tamara Dull  
8/5/2016   1 comment
The issues surrounding data privacy and security, as illustrated by the Snowden incident, highlight why there is still work to be done in defining the boundaries of privacy.
Why the Elephants in the Room Quash Analytics
Lisa Morgan  
8/2/2016   19 comments
A PwC survey highlights the confusion and resistance that surround analytics initiatives in the executive offices.
Data Prep and Data Quality
Daniel D. Gutierrez  
8/1/2016   12 comments
Yes, there are ways to minimize the amount of time that data scientists spend on data preparation.
Analytics Roundtable Video: Data Gains Support
James M. Connolly  
8/1/2016   Post a comment
In the All Analytics CIO Roundtable participants described how business leaders in their organizations are steadily gaining an appreciation for the benefits from analytics. However, the support for analytics projects isn't uniform across industries.